A Devil's Dictionary of Business

A Devil's Dictionary of Business

Monkey Business; High Finance and Low; Money, the Making, Losing, and Printing Thereof; Commerce; Trade; Clever Tricks; Tours De Force; Globalism and Globaloney; Industry; Invention; the Stock Market; Marvelous Explanations and Clarifications; All Presented With Wit and Attitude

Book - 2005
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A Devil's Dictionary of Business is a godsend to those looking for an incisive and entertaining overview of the business world, told from the perspective of the legendary Nicholas von Hoffman, the former Washington Post columnist and commentator for 60 Minutes. From the Abacus to Zukor, von Hoffman summarizes, details, bewails, and elucidates the business world from top to bottom, from the ancient world to the Enron world. This catty, chatty, sharp, funny, mean, informative, and engaging book is worthy of its antecedent, Ambrose Bierce's Devil's Dictionary, and is an ideal gift for your stockbroker, bank manager, loan shark, or that anticapitalist, Starbucks-bashing cousin of yours, all of whom will enjoy von Hoffman's sardonic and dizzying tour of Mammon.
Publisher: New York :, Nation Books,, 2005.
ISBN: 9781560257127
Branch Call Number: 330.0207 VO
Characteristics: ix, 323 pages ; 22 cm


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